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Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

They were born in the shadow of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in United States history, and now members of the Class of 2020 have also been dealt another unsettling blow: graduating amidst a devastating global pandemic. In mid-March when most schools in Jacksonville’s historic districts complied with directives from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Mayor […]

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Episcopal singers perform at Disney World

Members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Concert and Honors Chorale performed Dec. 11 during Disney’s Candlelight Processional in EPCOT, a tradition started by Walt Disney over 60 years ago. During the holiday celebration, the students were accompanied by the Disney Orchestra, celebrity narrator Isabella Rossellini, Disney’s professional choir, the cast of Voices of Liberty, […]

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honored prominent lawyer, community leader and Ortega resident Steve Busey in early December with a special reception to recognize his leadership that included attendance by the bishop of Florida. Busey served as chancellor for St. Johns for more than 30 years and the Cathedral Vestry recognized his commitment by naming the new […]

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

It’s been six years since Reid Hampton’s grandfather, William “Sonny” Scaife, passed away, but Scaife’s memory will live on through his grandson’s Eagle Scout project. “My grandfather was an Eagle Scout and was active in Riverside Park United Methodist Church until he passed away in 2013,” said Hampton, an Ortega Forest resident. “I wanted to […]

Two well-established private schools agree to merge

Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) and Beaches Episcopal School (BES) announced the two schools will become one on July 1, 2020.  After thorough discussion and an in-depth review, the governing boards of ESJ and BES, the Diocese of Florida, and St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church voted unanimously to merge BES into ESJ to continue their […]